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EDTech 79: The Reshuffle

Cloudy Education

The weather cools down but the semester heats up as we head into the crunch season of education. But we still find time to talk about the latest news coming out of the higher education field.

Boston University starts the Learning & Event Technology Services (or LETS) group for support through student training. Looking at the future of support services, developing student workers, and innovating the help desk.

EDUCAUSE 2019 was held in Chicago, with an emphasis on cloud implementation across the campus. Is it the right fit for education? Looking at the potential security issues and other variable when dealing with cloud solutions.


Bill O’Donnell hosts one of the longest running AVNation podcasts, EDTech. This podcast is for audiovisual tech managers, by higher education tech managers. The monthly podcast gathers education audiovisual veterans to discuss the news that impacts them, their campuses, and the commercial integrators that serve them and their institutions. Each month our panel of guests provides their perspective on new products and the news in the audiovisual industry and how those stories concern technology in education.

O’Donnell has been in the audiovisual industry for over 15 years. His experience has taken him from his New Jersey home to the middle east and back again. He has worked for global AV dealers, multi-national defense contractors, and higher education institutions. Bill leads a band of tech managers who have made the transition analog to digital over the last thirty years. He is also heavily involved in the comic book industry volunteering at comic shows across the United States and the globe. O’Donnell is an amateur glass blower.

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